| by Colleen Flaherty

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross counters the message put forth by pundit Frank Luntz at the Republican National Convention that academia is to blame for young people voting for Bernie Sanders. “Luntz doesn’t have his facts straight,” said Gross, who has studied politics and the professoriate. “Young Americans are leaning to the left these days, but it has very little to do with what they’re being taught by college professors.” Inside Higher Ed reports July 25 that “we’re witnessing ‘a generational change caused by many factors, foremost among them rising levels of inequality — which have made young people nervous about their future,'” Gross said.